Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Eighth Grade is a hard watch. It’s uncomfortable, real and disarming. It’s also pretty darn good. In fact Eighth Grade probably nails Coming Of Age for the millennial generation better than any film has to date. With a super honest and believable performance by Elsie Fisher at its heart it makes you feel every rejection, every let down and every emotion. It will probably resinate just as much for parents seeing this from the outside. So not an easy watch but one that is well worth it.
Best Bit: Graduation
Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream
If You Liked this Try: Booksmart, Stand By Me, Ladybird
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Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil’s Quick Capsule Review…